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8:40 AM ET, October 30, 2012

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Sarah Lacy / PandoDaily:
Could Sandy be Instagram's big citizen journalism moment?  —  Facebook's $750 million purchase of Instagram was clearly good for its founder.  But it's hard to argue that being owned by Facebook hasn't been good for Instagram the company as well.  —  After the announcement of the deal …
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David Carr / Media Decoder:
As Sandy Takes Its Time, TV News Is an Endless Loop of Anticipation  —  One of the blessings of Hurricane Sandy, if there are any, is its status as a very slow moving weather event.  —  The lead time has given people in the affected area — a broad swath of the Northeast and the Mid-Atlantic …
Julie Moos / Poynter:
CNN, Weather Channel inaccurately report that New York Stock Exchange is under 3 feet of water  —  During Monday night's coverage of damage due to storm system Sandy, both CNN and the Weather Channel inaccurately reported that the New York Stock Exchange was under three feet of water.
Jeff Sonderman / Poynter:
Instagram users are posting 10 Hurricane Sandy pictures every second  —  Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom tells us via a spokeswoman: “There are now 10 pictures per second being posted with the hashtag #sandy — most are images of people prepping for the storm and images of scenes outdoors.”
Julie Moos / Poynter:
Huffington Post, Gawker websites go down as newsrooms lose servers, power  —  The Huffington Post website is down Tuesday morning, along with all the Gawker sites and Daily Kos.  BuzzFeed was up and down Monday evening, as teams shifted publishing to social platforms including Twitter, Tumblr and Facebook.
Discussion: Guardian
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Google News wars are here again: Schmidt vs France on ‘news tax’  —  France has set Google a year's-end deadline for agreeing to voluntarily pay news publishers — or it may legislate that it must pay a levy for the privilege.  —  Google chairman Eric Schmidt met French president François Hollande …
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Gabriele Parussini / Wall Street Journal:
France Calls On Google to Settle Rift With Publishers  —  PARIS—France will consider adopting legislation that would force Google Inc. to pay for the right to cite news articles online if the U.S. search giant fails to settle a long-running dispute with French news publishers …
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest
Bill Carter / Media Decoder:
Anderson Cooper Talk Show Won't Return for a Third Season  —  The syndication arm of the Warner Brothers studio has decided that there will not be a third season of “Anderson,” the daily talk show hosted by Anderson Cooper.  —  Citing disappointing ratings, a studio executive …
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Nate Silver: One-term celebrity?  —  Nate Silver could be a one-term celebrity.  —  The New York Times' resident political predictor says President Barack Obama currently has a 74.6% chance of winning re-election.  It's a prediction that liberals, whose heart rates continue to fluctuate …
Discussion: The Week and BuzzFeed
Andrew Laughlin / Digital Spy:
BBC iPlayer goes live on Sky+ catch-up TV service  —  BBC iPlayer has today gone live on Sky+, as part of the satellite platform's recently-launched shift to offering catch-up television.  —  After an announcement earlier in the year, the corporation's video on-demand service, iPlayer …
Discussion: Telegraph and bbc.co.uk
BBC:
Bolivian journalist Fernando Vidal set alight on air  —  A Bolivian radio journalist has been attacked by unidentified assailants while he was conducting a radio show in the southern city of Yacuiba.  —  Staff at Radio Popular said four masked men broke into the studio and poured petrol …
Jeff John Roberts / paidContent:
Village Voice sues Yelp for using “Best of”  —  Do you want to publish your ideas for “the best of San Francisco” or the “best of Seattle?”  Well, the publisher of the Village Voice says you can't because “best of” is a trademark that belongs exclusively to its group of alternative weeklies.
 
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